El Niño (Def Squad album)

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El Niño
Def Squad - El Nino.jpg
Studio album by Def Squad
Released June 30, 1998 (1998-06-30)
Recorded 1997-1998
Studio Mirror Image Recordings
Dix Hills, New York
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:42
Label Def Jam Recordings
Erick Sermon chronology
Double or Nothing
(1995) Double or Nothing1995
El Niño
(1998) El Niño1998
Erick Onasis
(2000) Erick Onasis2000
Redman chronology
Muddy Waters
(1996) Muddy Waters1996
El Niño
(1998) El Niño1998
Doc's da Name 2000
(1998) Doc's da Name 20001998
Keith Murray chronology
(1996) Enigma1996
El Niño
(1998) El Niño1998
It's a Beautiful Thing
(1999) It's a Beautiful Thing1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Muzik 3/5 stars[2]

El Niño is the debut album from Def Squad.[3]

It reached #2 on The Billboard 200. The CD was released as a promotional Package including a "Survival Of the Illest 3" disc, a mixtape featuring Method Man and Redman hosting.

The song "Ride Wit Us" later appeared on Keith Murray's third album It's a Beautiful Thing.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Samples
1 "Shower" (Intro) Reggie Noble
2 "Check n' Me Out" Erick Sermon
3 "Countdown" (feat. Jamal & PMD) Erick Sermon
4 "Full Cooperation" Erick Sermon
5 "Ride Wit Us" (feat. Too Short) Erick Sermon
6 "Lay 'Em Down" (Skit) Reggie Noble
7 "Rhymin' Wit' Biz" (feat. Biz Markie) Erick Sermon
8 "The Game" (Freestyle) Erick Sermon
9 "World Announcement" (Skit) Reggie Noble
10 "Can U Dig It?" Erick Sermon
11 "You Do, I Do" Reggie Noble
12 "Y'all Niggas Ain't Ready" Erick Sermon
13 "Say Word!" Erick Sermon
14 "No Guest List" Erick Sermon
15 "Babies Father Committee" (Skit) Reggie Noble skit by Nadja Green Parker & Tanisha Green
16 "Def Squad Delite" Erick Sermon

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Full Cooperation"
  • Released: April 14, 1998
  • B-side:

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1998 El Niño 2 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Canadian Singles Chart
1998 "Full Cooperation" - 50 10 25 11

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Muzik review
  3. ^ "El Nino: Def Squad: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.